Gods and angels have been replaced with hi-tech extraterrestrials.
Impossible standards and poor self-understanding are making us miserable.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
Scott Dikkers discusses comedy, the creative process, and life lessons learned playing peekaboo.
Pure cinema is about removing redundancy so that even the smallest detail serves a purpose in relation to the bigger picture.
Diogenes engaged in shocking behavior to demonstrate the contradictions, small-mindedness, and sheer absurdity of prevailing social conventions.
And conversely, what do you see as the most important places we need to make progress (even if it’s going to be more difficult)?
About the project The goal of driving more progress across the world—scientifically, politically, economically, socially, etc—is one shared by many. And yet, debates about the best way to maximize progress […]
This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
From the explosions themselves to their unique and vibrant colors, the fireworks displays we adore require quantum physics.
Art criticism is inherently subjective. Still, many critics have tried to make a case for why some of the world’s most celebrated books are in fact terribly written.
Mixed messages and competing interests have left college students feeling lost and stressed.
The Kazungula Bridge connects Zambia and Botswana, barely missing Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
Over 50 years since humans last walked on the Moon, astronaut footprints and rover tracks are still visible. But they won't last forever.
How the simple act of watching twilight can radically transform our perception of the world and our role within it.
We should not romanticize ancient Egyptian culture.
The microscopic tardigrades are an elusive species. Fossils are rare, but each new find adds a piece to their unsolved evolutionary puzzle.
These composers channeled the horror of the Holocaust and Hiroshima while honoring those who lived through it.
The underground burial tombs were used at least as far back as 2500 B.C.
Learning styles are supposed to help learners take ownership of their education, but research doesn’t back up this well-intentioned myth.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?